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I was having a discussion with a friend about how to reconcile being a politician who wants to be reelected with the idea of doing something good, but unpopular. IE enacting a policy you believe will be good for the nation, but unpopular enough that you couldn't get re-elected if you supported it.

It seemed to me that the second term would be a good time to do that sort of thing, since you couldn't get re-elected anyway. Has that ever happened?

Here in Canada the leader is more associated with the party than in the US, so our Prime Ministers are less excited about leaving a legacy that would poison their own party (and all their up and coming cronies).
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They all do that more or less.
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Here, since we always have multi party co-alitions ruling, the key is to take the unpopular measures while making sure another party gets the blame. Ocassionaly a high ranking politician is sacrificed to save the party.

Doesn't always work but makes for entertaining policical games.
 
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Venga2 wrote:
Here, since we always have multi party co-alitions ruling, the key is to take the unpopular measures while making sure another party gets the blame. Ocassionaly a high ranking politician is sacrificed to save the party.

Doesn't always work but makes for entertaining policical games.


it seems here the small parties get all the blame and the large parties
get all the credit.

My opinion is most voters here are just idiots who cant be bothered
to actually find out what the effects of a particular parties
policies will be and votes for the bill board they like best.
 
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muntmeister wrote:
Venga2 wrote:
Here, since we always have multi party co-alitions ruling, the key is to take the unpopular measures while making sure another party gets the blame. Ocassionaly a high ranking politician is sacrificed to save the party.

Doesn't always work but makes for entertaining policical games.


it seems here the small parties get all the blame and the large parties
get all the credit.

My opinion is most voters here are just idiots who cant be bothered
to actually find out what the effects of a particular parties
policies will be and votes for the bill board they like best.
Hence the big, establishment parties usually have the edge. Sad but true.
 
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